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Banya Men!

Though they aren't common in the United States, Jjimjilbangs, Banyas, Onsens, and Hamams are a great places to hang out.  This is a group for men comfortable in their own skin and appreciate the eastern ideas of public bath houses.

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Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.?

Started by Stephen Charles Bond. Last reply by Stephen Larsen Jul 7. 35 Replies

Since this forum is about discussing the benefits, history, and culture of hot air bathing, wouldn't it be apropos to tell the other members of the group about any outstanding (and preferably manly)…Continue

The Uninitiated

Started by Stephen Larsen. Last reply by Dom Jun 11. 30 Replies

Hey Banya Men!  So we all love hanging out with bros getting our sweat on and self inflicting pain by jumping into icy cold water.  But how do we invite the uninitiated without coming across as…Continue

Tags: experience, uninitiated, Jjimjilbang

Scaring people off?

Started by Tyler Jacobs. Last reply by Ricky Jan 7. 9 Replies

As I posted earlier, I got to take a good friend of mine to a nearby spa for the first time the other night.  We went with another friend of mine and it was a great experience.  He said he liked it…Continue

Hammams in the UK

Started by Nick McDonald. Last reply by Tarquin Anstruther Oct 30, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello all,I was wondering if any of you gentlemen knew of any good hammams in the UK. I had the opportunity to visit Istanbul back in 2012, but missed out on the hammam experience (if you haven't…Continue

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Comment by Brown Fox on July 5, 2014 at 4:56pm

P.S. I don't care about your sexuality. I just want to hang out.

Comment by Brown Fox on July 5, 2014 at 4:51pm

OK, I want to go to the Russian Baths in the East Village sometime this summer. Sunday morning is out. Thursday afternoon is idyll. I'll go alone if I have to, but it would be better with a buddy. Anyone interested?

Comment by Thom K. on May 8, 2014 at 9:40am

Hey guys, I'm heading to Chicago next Tuesday and Wednesday. Anyone want to go to Chicago Sweatlodge or King Spa?

Comment by crandles on April 26, 2014 at 10:34am

Guys, I'm heading off to San Francisco for Memorial Day weekend and plan on hitting at least one Korean bath house.  Does anyone have recommendations? I found a couple (one Korean, one Japanese) in Japantown, but there's probably a lot more I'm unaware of.  Thanks--and if anyone is in the area and wants to meet up for a soak, let me know.

Comment by Tarquin Anstruther on April 22, 2014 at 7:52am

Stephen, I would love if you could too! 

Comment by Stephen Larsen on April 17, 2014 at 11:38am

I totally would if I could afford the plane ticket and take the time off.  I went to the Imperial Spa in Vegas a few weeks ago.  It was a blast.  I loved the heated clay ball room.  Felt so great on my back.

Comment by Tarquin Anstruther on April 17, 2014 at 4:51am

I'm off to budapest again this year for the first week in July, the home of the spa and I'm wondering if anyone else might be tempted to join me there. It would be nice to meet some of my AOM brothers in the flesh, literally.

There are some world class spas waiting for you guys!

Comment by Tim on March 7, 2014 at 9:44pm

It is mandatory but honestly it's no big deal. Men young and old, dads with their sons, all enjoying the pools, steam and sauna. Great place; you need to get to DC sometime.

Comment by Phillip T on March 7, 2014 at 9:40pm

Tim I see that nudity is mandatory in the pool area at SpaworldUSA. I find that amazing since they also say that they have a family oriented business with gender separation. I did not think there would be such a place in VA. Times are changing

Comment by Tim on March 7, 2014 at 7:31pm

Heading back to Spa World this weekend in northern Virginia. www.spaworldusa.com. Cannot wait. Hope everyone on this group is doing well.

 

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